News & Views

Read the latest RCOphth news updates and guidance here.


New OTG Chair

The OTG has recently appointed as its new Chair Mr Hasan Naveed, representative for Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS). Mr Naveed officially took over as OTG Chair on 25 November 2022.


RCOphth elects a new President!

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to announce that Professor Ben Burton has been elected as the next President. Professor Bernard Chang will officially hand over the office of President at the AGM during Congress in May 2023.


RCOphth responds to parliamentary inquiry into backlogs and waiting times

Responding to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry on ‘Managing NHS backlogs & waiting times’, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has stressed the need for consistent national coordination and resourcing of proven eye care innovations alongside an upskilling of the workforce and implementation of integrated pathways, if long backlogs and waiting times for both diagnostic and surgical appointments are to be reduced.


A tribute to Roger Buckley, by Professor David Gartry

Roger Buckley was a truly eminent and highly respected ophthalmologist, and I am most grateful to Lesley and the family for asking me to take part in the celebration of a life well-lived - and more specifically to pay tribute to the many contributions he made in his professional life. 


Voting open for the next President of the RCOphth

Vote for your next RCOphth President. The role of President is to lead the work of the College, to speak up for both the profession and the patient to maintain standards and ensure that the challenges facing ophthalmology are highlighted with key policy decision makers and to provide solutions to meet those challenges.